Manufacture nationale de Sèvres

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Coordinates: 48°49′43″N 2°13′21″E / 48.82861°N 2.22250°E / 48.82861; 2.22250

French porcelain
Sèvres Clodion vase.jpg

Clodion vase. Hard-paste
porcelain and gilt bronze, 1817.
Manufacture nationale de Sèvres.

The manufacture nationale de Sèvres is a porcelain factory in Sèvres, France. Formerly a royal, then an imperial factory, the facility is now run by the Ministry of Culture.

Brief history[edit]

The Sèvres company was founded in 1738.[1] In 1740, the Vincennes manufactory was created, with the support of Louis XV and Madame de Pompadour.

In 1756, the factory moved to Sèvres, near Madame de Pompadour's Bellevue Palace. This new building, 130 meters longer, was built between 1753 to 1756 with Lindet as architect. It became a royal factory in 1759.

Jean-Claude Chambellan Duplessis served as artistic director of the Vincennes porcelain manufactory and its successor at Sèvres from 1748 to his death in 1774. Louis-Simon Boizot was director between 1774 and 1800; Alexandre Brogniart director between 1800 to 1847; and Henri Victor Regnault director beginning in 1854.

In 1920, the Treaty of Sèvres, the peace treaty between the Ottoman Empire and Allies at the end of World War I, was signed at the factory.

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